Mon, Sep 14, 12:00pm - Dec 14, 1:30pm Pacific Time (14 sessions)
This class is NOT an in-person class, but a telecourse class. You need access to a phone to dial in to the live class.
The 90-Day Novel Telecourse is an intensive workshop designed to guide the writer from initial idea to the completion of a first draft. This program is available for both fiction writers and memoirists, and is offered to writers at all levels.
The 90-Day Novel Course Outline
Month One: Imagining The World Of The Story (Creating an Outline)
The first four weeks are dedicated to stream-of-consciousness writing exercises as you begin to develop a relationship to the world of your story. As you inquire into the nature of your premise, images and ideas naturally emerge. Al Watt works one-on-one with each writer to illustrate the process of seeing beneath the premise to the primal forces at work. There are no rules to novel-writing, but there are story principles and tools to help you develop a more specific and dynamic version of your story. Many writers have had the experience of getting stuck halfway through their work.
The 90-Day Novel helps free writers from limiting ideas they may have of their story, and provides tools to explore the story in a deeper way. Below is a brief outline of the weekly topics covered.
Months Two And Three: Writing The First Draft
The remaining sixty-two days of the workshop involve writing roughly 750-1000 words per day, as the instructor guides you through the hero’s journey. Three weeks are spent on Act One, four weeks on Act Two, and the remaining two weeks on Act Three.
Week Five Writing Act One - Narrative voice
Week Six Writing Act One
Week Seven Writing Act One
Week Eight Writing Act Two
Week Nine Writing Act Two: The Midpoint
Week Ten Writing Act Two
Week Eleven Writing Act Two
Week Twelve Writing Act Three
Week Thirteen Writing Act Three
The standard 90-Day Novel workshop includes:
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.
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|Start Date||Time||Teacher||# Sessions||Price|
||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt||14||$750|
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
|Mon, Sep 21||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Sep 28||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Oct 05||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Oct 12||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Oct 19||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Oct 26||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Nov 02||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Nov 09||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Nov 16||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Nov 23||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Nov 30||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Dec 07||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
|Mon, Dec 14||12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time||Alan Watt|
L.A. Writer's Lab is a Los Angeles-based creative writing workshop catering to writers at all levels. Home of The 90-day novel workshop, our goal is to teach writers a process of getting the story from their imagination to the page by marrying the wildness of the imagination to the rigor of story structure....
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